Penang Botanic Gardens
The Penang Botanical Gardens is simply known as Botanic Gardens by the locals. It is nestled strategically in a valley along Jalan Kebun Bunga. It is also eminently known as the Waterfalls Gardens because of a beautiful cascading waterfall nearby.
It was built in 1884 by Charles Curtis, a British from the Gardens & Forests Departments of the Straits Settlements. The site used to be an old quarry. The landscape of the garden is well-built and it consists of a large variety of exotic and indigenous plant species. The gardens consist of 12 areas:
- The Formal Garden
- Lily Pond
- Perdana Plant House
- Tropical Rainforest Jungle Track
- Fern House
- Fern Rockery
- Aroid Walkaway
- Cactus House
- Horticulture Centre
- Quarry Recreational Park
Located at approximately 8 km from Georgetown, some of the flora in the garden includes the Pinang Palm, Black Lily, Cannonball tree, Sengkuang tree as well as Slipper Orchids. Some of the more unique and special plants of the gardens are kept locked.
Guided tours for visitors are conducted by park officials.
Image by Dan.
Monday – Sunday: 5:00 am – 8:00 pm, including Public Holidays.